Tag: save the children

1st Conviction in Fake Girl Sex Sting

An Australian man is believed to be the first convicted as a result of online sex sting operated through Sweetie, a fake 10-year-old Filipino girl. Scott Robert Hansen pleaded guilty to three charges related to child sex abuse in Brisbane District Court. He is one of the more than 1,000 men that have interacted with…

Boko Haram Kidnaps 20 More Girls

The spotlight of the international community, along with the military presence of the world’s most powerful countries, hasn’t deterred Nigerian terror group Boko Haram. Witnesses say that last Thursday, suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped 20 women from a nomadic settlement not far from Chibok, where 300 girls were kidnapped in April. In the latest abduction,…

New Boko Haram VIDEO: We’ll Exchange Nigerian Girls For Prisoners

The leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram said in a video Monday that he would free more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls in exchange for the release of militant prisoners. In a recording obtained by Agence France-Presse, Abubakar Shekau claimed the girls had been converted to Islam. Dozens of girls were shown wearing full veils and praying…

US to send team to Nigeria in response to kidnapping

The U.S. State Department says Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has welcomed a U.S. offer to send an American team to Nigeria to support the government’s response to the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls by an Islamist militant group. source: reuters

Report: Syria Children ‘Recruited’ By Armed Groups

Increasing numbers of children in Syria are being recruited by armed groups on both side of the conflict, says a Save the Children report. The UK charity says children are being used as porters, guards, informers and fighters, and even as human shields in some cases. Save the Children estimates that some two million children…